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Su-17,-20,-22 FITTER (SUKHOI)

Countries of Origin CIS (formerly USSR)
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  • Su-7 Fitter
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Crew one
Role ground-attack
Length 61 ft, 6 in (18.76 m)
Span 45 ft (13.8 m)
Designation Su-17 Fitter C Su-22 Fitter F
Ceiling 18000 meters 18000 meters
Cruise range 590 nm 945 nm
In-Flight Refueling No No
Internal Fuel 3700 kg 3950 kg
Payload 3500 kg 3500 kg
Sensors High Fix (Srd-5m) radar, RWR in both models.
Fitter D also has LRMTS, possible terrain-following radar. Balistic bombsight
Terrain-following radar, RWR, Balistic bombsight, Laser designator Klon-54
Drop Tanks 800 L drop tank with 639kg of fuel for 51nm range
1200 l ferry tank with 958kg of fuel for 76 nm range
800 L drop tank with 639kg of fuel for 76 nm
Armament AS-10, AA-8, UV-32-57, FAB-500, TN-1000 nuclear bomb Cannon: NR-30 30mm
AS-7, AS-9, AS-10, AA-8, FAB-500 bombs
    A production Su-7BM was modified as a demonstrator, the "S-22I" -- with "I" standing for "izmenyayemaya" or "variable". NATO assigned the type the reporting name "Fitter-B",
  • Su-17 : the first serial version. The Su-17 completely replaced the Su-7 on the production line in 1971, with a total of 224 built into 1973 -- presumably that total includes the two evaluation machines. The Su-17 was assigned the NATO reporting name of "Fitter-C".
  • Su-17UM : Double seat combat training aircraft, equipped with avionics, used on the Su-17M2; the prototype appeared in 1975, serial production was carried out in 1976-78; the design of the aircraft served as the basis for the creation of the Su-17M3;
  • Su-17UM-3 "Fitter-G": an improved version of the aircraft "Fitter-E", which retained its combat power; with a large dorsal leg, an increased fuel reserve, a higher keel with a square end and sometimes with a small (removable) ventral fin.
  • Su-17M-1 "Fitter-H": single-seat version of the Fitter aircraft, including improvements introduced on the Fitter-G model, with improved aviation electronic equipment, including compatibility with anti-radar missiles; some equipped with a large outer gondola with multi-sensitive elements; used as reconnaissance aircraft.
  • A total of 268 Su-17M2s Fitter-D was produced from 1974 into 1979. A number of them were built as "Su-17M2R" reconnaissance platforms, where "R" stood for "razvedchik (reconnaissance)". The Su-17M2R carried a centerline KKR-1 reconnaissance pod,
  • Su-17M-3 "Fitter-H": almost identical to the Su-17M-1; has new special underwing pylons for air-to-air missiles; equipped with significantly improved aviation electronic equipment.
  • Su-17M-4 "Fitter-K": the latest version, combining advanced aviation electronic equipment with a more powerful cooling system, which gives an external distinctive feature of this type - an air intake on the front edge of the keel root; The aircraft is compatible with the same gondola with sensitive elements for reconnaissance and anti-radar weapons as the Fitter-H version.
  • Su-20 - export version of the SU-17M with a simplified avionics and a shortened nomenclature of weapons; released in 1972, built a small series.
  • Su-22 "Fitter-F": export version of the Su-17 "Fitter-D" aircraft with a turbojet engine Tumansky R-29B with afterburner 112.8 kN; had the ability to accommodate K-13A air-to-air missiles with infrared homing; with dorsal forquillem; produced since 1976.
  • Su-22M - export version of the SU-17M3; released in 1977. It was assigned the NATO reporting name "Fitter-J".
  • Su-22M3 is an export version of the SU-17M3 with more advanced, compared with the Su-22, avionics. Produced since 1982
  • Su-22M-3K "Fitter-J": basically similar to the Su-17M-3 "Fitter-H" variant, but with the Tumansky R-29B turbojet engine and equipment for accommodating the K-13A Attol missiles.
  • SU-22M4 - export version of the SU-17M4, engine AL-21F-3. Produced since 1984; 166 were built, with most deliveries to Warsaw Pact air forces. It retained the NATO reporting name of "Fitter-K".
  • An export version of the Su-17UM two-seater with the R29BS-300 engine was produced as "Su-22U", with 45 built. It was given the NATO reporting name of "Fitter-E".
  • SU-22UM is an export version of SU-17UM. Produced since 1976
  • SU-22UM3 - export version of the SU-17UM3, the issue was carried out since 1982
  • Su-22UM3K is a combat training version of the Su-22M4, also intended for export deliveries. Produced since 1983 - 41 were built. The Su-22UM3 and Su-22UM3K both retained the NATO reporting name of "Fitter-G".
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